Events, meetings, conferences and trainings

FIDELIO aims to train the next generation of scientists in order to tackle the challenges of diabetic bone disease from various angles and with the newest technologies available. Interdisciplinary training, intersectoral exchange and implementation of innovative approaches are the key. The training programme and experience of different international research environments cuts across traditional data and life sciences silos. The emphasis on translational research will support new collaborations between academics, the (bio)technology and health sector.


All ESRs will participate in network-wide meetings/events designed to complement the local research training of young researchers. These Meetings will be arranged so that each provides: courses on relevant research issues, presentation of the fellows‘ work and complementary skills/training.

Online Professional Development Programme


  • Effective working with supervisors, peers and collaborators (3rd March)
  • Collaboration masterclass (28th April)
  • Research leadership, creativity and innovation (30th June)
  • Public and patient engagement (6th October)
  • Further mastery in research presentation (TBC)

Course programm

#6 Fundamentals of mechanical testing and computational modelling of bone

UKE, Hamburg, Germany

February 2022 (to be confirmed).

#7 Basics of RNA isolation using spin column-based extraction kits

Location: Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
Date: April 2022 (to be confirmed).

This 2 day workshop we will outline the complete workflow from samples collection, nucleic acid extraction as well as downstream analysis. During the workshop we will cover the necessity of stabilization, the right choice of the extraction method and the requirements for the downstream analysis. It will also include a practical approach for miRNA isolation and downstream analysis.

Scientific Writing Course

Location: SDU, Odense, Denmark
Date: 15-17 February, 2022

To be updated with further information.

Monthly Webinar Series

Each month, FIDELIO offers hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to mainly Fidelio ESRs in nonformal settings to expand the scope of knowledge of the programme.

FIDELIO webinars are open to all, with registration. To register, please send us a message through our contact form, including your email address and organisation, if applicable.


Want to join in? Register here.

ECTS Webinar Bone Muscle & Beyond: Skeletal Stem and Progenitor cells for the Osteoblast Lineage: Origin, Regulation and Functioning

Speaker: Christa Maes, KU Leuven
Date: Tuesday, 19 August 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 CET

Register here.

Osteoblast differentiation in the light of bone formation and metabolism

Speaker: Alexander Rauch, Odense University Hospital
Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 CET

I will present current projects from our lab that use transciptomics to identify gene signatures which are predictive for bone formation, to determine the relationship of osteoblast and adipocyte differentiation and to estimate the impact of metabolic diseases on stromal cell function. The presentation will highlight the application of transcriptomic approaches and how to design and analyze pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Webinar Recordings

For more videos, visit our youtube channel.

A critical review of bone microstructure and fragility in diabetes

Speaker: Serge Ferrari (UNIGE)
Date: May 2021

Osteocyte functions in bone metabolism – a role in diabetic bone disease

Speaker: Katharina Jähn-Rickert (UKE)
Date: April 2021

Treatment of diabetic bone disease – the bone, the sugar or both? 

Speaker: Peter Vestergaard, STENO Diabetes Center North Denmark
Date: March 2021